In the world of The Umbrella Academy, 43 women give birth at once at noon on 1 October 1989, despite the fact that none of them had displayed any signs of pregnancy before labor started. The eccentric billionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves adopts seven of the children and forms them into “The Umbrella Academy,” a group of superheroes. Instead of giving the kids names, Hargreeves assigns them numbers; nevertheless, the kids’ robot mother, Grace, subsequently gives six of them names: Luther, Diego, Allison, Klaus, Ben and Vanya. Six of the kids are given jobs battling crime by Reginald, but he excludes Vanya from their antics since he believes she has any special abilities.

The Sparrow Academy is a group of seven children who were all born on the same day and were taken in by Sir Reginald Hargreeves after their counterparts, the Umbrella Academy, altered history.

Curious about the actors and their comic book counterparts? Below you will find a summary of The Umbrella Academy and the Sparrow Academy characters, actors and their powers.

THE UMBRELLA ACADEMY

No 1: Luther Hargreeves
Alias: Spaceboy
 
 
Luther is portrayed by Tom Hopper on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy

Powers: Luther’s main abilities are super-strength and endurance. Luther is critically injured while on a solo mission to stop a biochemical threat, and Sir Reginald is forced to use a serum to save his life. Luther’s muscle mass and strength increased dramatically as a result of the serum’s ape-like physiology.

No 2: Diego Hargreeves
Alias: The Kraken

 

Diego is portrayed by David Castañeda on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy 

Powers: In the comic books Diego’s main ability is to hold his breath indefinitely. He also has a strong talent for knife-throwing (he can change the direction of projectiles in mid-air; and, though it has not been explored, he may be able to use mild telekinesis).

 

No 3: Allison Hargreeves
Alias: The Rumour
 
 
Allison is portrayed by Emmy Raver-Lampman on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy

Powers: Allison can manipulate reality by lying and activating the power with the phrase “I heard a rumour…” In season 3 of the Netflix adaptation, she discovers that she no longer needs to use the phrase “I heard a rumour…” at all.

 

No: 4 Klaus Hargreeves
Alias: The Séance
 
Klaus is portrayed by Robert Sheehan on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy

Powers: In addition to possessing people, broadcasting his consciousness through airwaves (enabling him to converse through televisions), telekinesis, and channeling the dead, Klaus also has the ability to communicate with the dead. In the Netflix adaption, he also has the capacity to raise himself from the dead and the power of evocation, which enables spirits to materialize and interact with their surroundings.

No: 5 Five Hargreeves
Alias: The Boy
 
Five is portrayed by Aidan Gallagher on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy

Powers: Medical investigations reveal no evidence of cell development or death, indicating that Five’s body is frozen in time and cannot age. He learned to perform “micro leaps” in time, which gave him the ability to move more quickly than the human eye could perceive. In the comic books, Five is referred to as “the perfect assassin” since he has the DNA of the greatest killers in history poured into him; in the Netflix version, he also has the secondary talent of teleportation and does not need to learn “micro-jumps.” He has a 100% chance of killing if he makes the choice to do so. Five and Spaceboy are revealed to be identical brothers in the Dallas comic books’ plot. He also has a puppy with the name Mr. Pennycrumb. Unlike his siblings, he is only ever referred to by his number in the Netflix series. His assassin persona and lack of a true identity are reflective of him.

 

No: 6 Ben Hargreeves
Alias: The Horror
 
Ben is portrayed by Justin H. Min and Ethan Hwang (as the younger Ben) on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy

Powers: Ben is home to eldritch creatures from other dimensions (most often appearing as tentacles emerging from his torso).

 

No: 7 Vanya Hargreeves / Viktor Hargreeves
Alias: The White Violen
 
Vanya Hargreeves / Viktor Hargreeves is portrayed by Elliot Page on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy

Powers: Vanya/Viktor’s can unleash destructive waves of force powerful enough to cut someone’s throat or destroy an entire building.

 

THE SPARROW ACADEMY

No 1: Marcus Hargreeves
Alias as called by The Umbrella Academy: The Leader
 
 
Marcus is portrayed by Justin Cornwell on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy

Powers: Marcus powers include strength and agility improvements that are very similar to Luther Hargreeves’ abilities.

No 2: Ben Hargreeves
Alias as called by The Umbrella Academy: Squid Boy
 
 
Ben is portrayed by Justin H. Min on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy

Powers: Ben is home to eldritch creatures from other dimensions (most often appearing as tentacles emerging from his torso).

No 3: Fei Hargreeves
Alias as called by The Umbrella Academy: Flock of She-Gulls
 
 
Fei is portrayed by Britne Oldford on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy

Powers: Fei is blind, but she possesses the power to control ravens to act as her eyes.

No 4: Alphonso Hargreeves
Alias as called by The Umbrella Academy: The Blob
 
 
Alphonso is portrayed by Jake Epstein on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy

Powers: Alphonso possesses the power to deflect physical harm back at his adversaries after absorbing it.

No 5: Sloane Hargreeves
Alias as called by The Umbrella Academy: Gravity Barbie
 
 
Sloane is portrayed by Genesis Rodriguez on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy

Powers: Sloane can manipulate gravity.

No 6: Jayme Hargreeves
Alias as called by The Umbrella Academy: n/a
 
 
Jayme is portrayed by Cazzie David on the Netflix adaptation of Umbrella Academy

Powers: Jayme has the capacity to spit out a hallucinatory poison that renders her adversaries helpless.

No 7: Christopher Hargreeves
Alias as called by The Umbrella Academy: Litter Box
 
 

Powers: Christopher is a telekinetic cube that is sentient.